(Video Interview) Kathleen Baker “Becoming More and More of a Veteran”

Photo Courtesy: Annie Grevers

Continuing to emerge as one of the world’s best backstrokers, Kathleen Baker won one medal of each color at this summer’s World Championships: silver in the 100 back, bronze in the 200 back and gold as a member of the U.S. women’s 400 medley relay. On that relay, Baker helped break the first world record of her career.

Before the Golden Goggles last week, Baker explained what it meant to her and her teammates to run down that relay world record and how it has felt to develop into one of the older, more experienced swimmers on the U.S. national team.

Watch more video interviews from the red carpet at Golden Goggles.



Author: David Rieder

David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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